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6.7

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,782 miles

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1997 Chevrolet Tahoe brakes problems

brakes problem

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1997 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #8

Nov 152002

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,260 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Rotors warping with normal use every 3000-4000 miles. Had to redo front brakes 5 times in 20,000 miles. Replaced rotors, pads, calipers, brake hose, rotors turned and still have problems.

- Bargersville, IN, USA

problem #7

Oct 062001

Tahoe 4WD

  • miles
Left front brake rotor separated. That is to say, the disc actually separated from the hub. The separation caused loss of braking on that wheel. The vehicle pulls hard toward the right(because of the remaining active brake). Concerns: An inexperianced driver may have rolled the vehicle with the sudden hard pull to the right; had both rotors failed at the same time, a complete loss of front brakes would have been the result. I have the failed part. The repair shop who fixed the vehicle told me they see this kind of failure on a regular basis. Thus type of composite rotor is common on many GM vehicles. Having experianced the failure, I can't help but wonder if crashes may have been caused by the rotor failure, but the "broken" rotor could have been assumed to be a result of the crash? I have not contacted GM at this point. I have several complaints concerning this vehicle I am attepmting to address with GM, but for the most part am being told the vehicle is out of warrenty. This is a safety issue that I felt NHTSA should be aware of, and will, hopefully, look into. Thank you, and I hope to hear from you soon.

- Canonsburg, PA, USA

problem #6

May 211999

Tahoe 4WD

  • miles
Rotors replaced, turned frequently. Repair facility says this frequently happens with GM cars. Is there a solution"is this dangerous" the vehicle vibrates in the front end when the brakes are applied unless rotors are new or just turned.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #5

Jun 011999

Tahoe 4WD

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Steering was like on ice, had to replace steering sensor, front disc rotors warped twice, had to replace.

- Chino Hills, CA, USA

problem #4

Nov 061997

Tahoe 4WD

  • miles
My Tahoe has warped the front rotors under normal use(no towing) under warranty 6 times and twice more out of warranty with only 38K miles total. Cheverolt dealer claims there are no technical bullitens on this problem even though I've learned the Suburban has a similar issue requiring a proportioning valve replacement. On average this Tahoe has warped the front rotors every 4000 miles. What can be done to resolve this issue?

- Folsom, CA, USA

problem #3

Mar 121999

Tahoe 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle experiencing ongoing problem with both front rotors overheating, and causing rotors to warp. Dealer/manufacturer notified.

- Cayucos, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 281999

(reported on)

Tahoe

  • miles
Rotors failed causing vibration.

- Rockville, NY, USA

problem #1

Nov 181998

(reported on)

Tahoe

  • miles
Front brake rotors are warped, causing the brake pads to wear down quickly, and when brakes are applied the vehicle vibrates and shakes. Dealer has been contacted.

- Kansas City, KS, USA

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